Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hello

I know...I know, it has been nearly a month since my last post. It has been one of those crazy months when life just came at me at top speed and blogging was the first thing to be crossed off the list temporarily.
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Our Dale bhu-bhu began showing some strange symptoms a couple of weeks ago. Since he is 9 years old now (quite possibly even older), we are realistic enough to expect some age-related health issues. Well, the poor puppy endured a fair bit of poking and prodding in his usual peaceful and stoic manner as his vet tried to diagnose what the heck is going on, and it turns out that he has a hormonal disorder called Addison's disease. We are taking it one day at a time and hoping he responds to the hormone replacement. By all accounts, this is something that can be managed so we are quite optimistic about Dale's health.

I'll be back with a real post in a couple of days. Meanwhile, here are my Daily Tiffin columns:
February: Dear Food Diary
March: Cutting-Edge Safety

Also, here is a look at what The Cooker and Mandira cooked up with their arusuvai surprises.

And to two sweet bloggers, Arundati and Seema, thank you for for sharing the "Nice Matters" award with me...it cheered me up during this rather stressful month!

35 comments:

  1. Ohh I do hope that cutie of yours gets back in shape soon, all my best wishes to you guys! Can't wait for another mouth-watering recipe from your hot stove, so get cracking! :)

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  2. Oh..poor Dale! Wishing him a speedy recovery!!

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  3. Oh, it broke my heart to read this. I do hope Dale did not suffer too much, and that he is feeling much, much better now. With hugs and kisses to him (even though he might shun them!)
    Kamini.

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  4. Woof! Woof-woof-woof. WOOF.

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  5. Hope Dale gets well soon !!!!He should fine .....

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  6. you are on our mind Nupur. Hope Dale gets better soon. Good Luck!

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  7. Oh poor Dale! He's my favourite part or the blog and I hope he will be better soon. Lots of pats from France.

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  8. Hope Dale gets better soon.

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  9. wishing Dale dear a speedy recovery

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  10. Woof to Dale! Wishing him a speedy recovery.

    Hugs to you,
    musical.

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  11. Nupur- Sorry to hear about Dale. But if this helps, I once fostered a senior dog who was diagnosed with Addison's. He was eight at the time. He found a home a year later and is 11 now but still going strong with occasional medication.

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  12. Hope Dale gets better and you get to posting delicious recipes again soon!!:)

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  13. Dale is going to be ABSOLUTELY FINE! I know it! I'm sure his next picure on the blog will be with a smiling face and his meling brown eyes looking up at us!
    Get well soon Dale!! Lots of warm hugs and pats and Woofs! Love u!
    Take care.

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  14. A big hug to your gorgeous bhu-bhu. I hope he continues to respond well and recovers completely! Lots of strength to you and V, too. Your DT columns are always a great delight to read as they are so well-written! Take care!

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  15. Hang in there, N! Give him all the love from the blogger comm too. I hope he gets well soon!

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  16. Dale will be fine soon... All the bloggers wishes r there with him for a super speedy recovery.
    I was going to mail u today to see whats up with you as no posts. Now things fall in place.... Take care of yourself & hang in there, things will spring up soon back to normal :-)

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  17. Oh, all hopes he feels better soon. He is such a beautiful (and regal!) dog, and I so enjoy seeing him in the blog. best wishes to all...

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  18. Nupur, sorry to hear about Dale...he's such a sweetheart...wish him a speedy recovery.

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  19. Hang in there! It will be a matter of time before he bounces back, literally.

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  20. Hope Dale has a speedy recovery and u too get back to blogging at the same speed

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  21. I sincerely hope Dale responds to the medication and feels better.

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  22. Nupur,
    I hope Dale responds well to HRT and recovers quickly.
    I have been checking to see if there were any recent updates here.

    Take care.

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  23. A big warm hug and extra belly rub for dear Dale, I am sure he will be just fine. When I check your blog everyday, I am always looking out for a tidbit about Dale. I was glad to see your new post, hang in there and take care.

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  24. Aww I hope Dale feels better. Please keep us posted on his well being and stay strong dear :o)

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  25. Get well soon, Dale!
    It seems quite a few of us have been forced into NaBloSiMo mode - blame Manisha! But, it's true, it has been one of those crazy months!

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  26. awwww... hope he gets better soon!

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  27. Thanks god you're back! I was gonna mail to demand reason for disappearance :-)

    Hope Dale feels better real soon..

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  28. Sorry to hear about Dale's health issues but now you know what the problem is so it can be dealt with. Hope he feels better soon- such a handsome boy!!
    Jane

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  29. oh dear! i hope dale recovers quickly. was wondering what happened to you... no mails or posts for a while! love and hugs to all of you, shoots:)

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  30. Hi Nupur...so sorry to hear about the stressful time...wishing a speedy recovery to Dale...

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  31. We'll all be sending good energy your way for Dale's speedy recovery.

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  32. Dear Darling Dale ....

    Get Well Soon Buddy !!! Just wanted to say that we all love YOU soooooooooo much !!! [:D] And with so may wishes for you ... Am sure to see you soon on the weekend blog [:)] ... MISS YOU !!!

    Lotsa Love & Hugs,
    Leena :)

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  33. Hey Dale!

    Get better so you can run around and have fun again. I'm thinking of you every time I catch the ball (which is pretty much all day!).

    *woof*
    -Vodka

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  34. I'm so sorry to hear that Dale has had to be poked and proded, but glad that you got an answer. Hope he's feeling better! Bob and Chuck's dog Bill had Addison's as well, and lived many happy years in spite of it, so I'm sure Dale has lots more fun too look forward to after all that poking!

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  35. been off radar for sometime...came back to read this about Dale....am sure he will be better....with medication and more so the love that you have for him.....hugs...

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